BSKY, Mastodon and the Modern Internet
Recently my brain spotted a pattern, a correlation of sorts, between what was happening between the rising Bluesky network and the established Mastodon. It’s about consent, and how it’s misunderstood on the modern internet.
Updated: Sega Arcade Wiring Pinouts Page
I updated the GameSX Sega arcade pinouts page, adding the 3-pin coin input connector on Naomi and Net City cabs.
Quickie: Fixing Memory Card Corrupted by Balena Etcher
Recently my camera’s memory card was corrupted by Balena Etcher – an oft-recommended Windows app to write images to USB drives. Here’s how I fixed it with diskpart.
3D Printing: 8-way gate for Hori VX Sticks
A 3D printable octo-gate for Hori’s XBox 360 or PS3 VX sticks.
3D Printing: Replacement Hinge for Hori Joystick
Hori makes some amazing joysticks, but the convenience of a storage compartment in some of them is marred by the their fragility. I whipped up a tiny device that replaces the outside hinge post of a Hori RAP V stick.
KEIKOU Control Panel
I bought a New Astro City cabinet that needed a lot of work on the control panel. I stripped it down, got the rust off, primed and painted it, then added a custom dark overlay and installed Seimitsu’s KEIKOU (fluorescent) buttons and Bulett knobs. It’s hard to photograph but it looks gorgeous in person.
8BitDo Retro Keyboard: Famicom Style
I picked up a Famicom keyboard back in Japan, and always wondered about converting it to a PC keyboard. But then, 8BitDo released a pair of mechanical keyboards, one based on the NES colour style, and one on the Famicom. They ticked every box.
Arcade: KDiT Aluminum Bat Top
I love me some novelty items on my control panel. I’ve always had a few Sanwa bat tops in my knob sack, and I’ll throw them on from time to time to recapture that oldschool feel. When I found CQB had some KDiT aluminum bat tops in stock, I immediately picked up a pair.
Retrofitting a NeXT Cube: Take Two
You might remember the first time I tried to shove a mATX PC into a NeXT Cube…
3D Printing: Credit buttons for arcade cabs
I recently picked up a 3D printer, after borrowing one for a few days and having a great time with with it. My second project is a pair of coin input mechanisms for SNK and Sega arcade cabinets.